Table 3. Number of business processes affected in nonseasonal extended mass layoffs, selected quarters 2012 and 2013 (1)
Business Processes Total Main Secondary

I
2012(r)

IV
2012(r)

I
2013(p)

I
2012(r)

IV
2012(r)

I
2013(p)

I
2012(r)

IV
2012(r)

I
2013(p)
Total, private nonfarm

Core Processes

1,011 1,278 627 738 947 491 273 331 136

Strategic management

23 28 6 - 1 - 23 27 6

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

78 112 42 6 7 3 72 105 39

Operations

710 920 484 667 862 466 43 58 18

Product development

65 80 23 14 23 5 51 57 18

Marketing, sales, and account management

55 65 30 18 20 4 37 45 26

Customer and after-sales service

80 73 42 33 34 13 47 39 29

Support Processes

219 251 134 23 18 16 196 233 118

General management and firm infrastructure

150 161 93 12 13 14 138 148 79

Human resources management

42 57 27 7 3 2 35 54 25

Technology and process development

27 33 14 4 2 - 23 31 14

Business Function not provided (2)

7 7 2 7 7 2 - - -
Goods-producing industries

Core Processes

441 615 263 315 449 208 126 166 55

Strategic management

12 14 3 - - - 12 14 3

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

45 72 23 2 3 1 43 69 22

Operations

314 438 204 305 424 197 9 14 7

Product development

39 50 13 7 16 4 32 34 9

Marketing, sales, and account management

18 24 8 - 3 1 18 21 7

Customer and after-sales service

13 17 12 1 3 5 12 14 7

Support Processes

82 122 49 4 6 2 78 116 47

General management and firm infrastructure

55 78 32 1 4 2 54 74 30

Human resources management

13 27 9 1 1 - 12 26 9

Technology and process development

14 17 8 2 1 - 12 16 8

Business Function not provided (2)

1 2 1 1 2 1 - - -
Service-providing industries

Core Processes

568 660 363 421 495 282 147 165 81

Strategic management

11 14 3 - 1 - 11 13 3

Procurement, logistics, and distribution

33 40 19 4 4 2 29 36 17

Operations

395 479 279 361 435 268 34 44 11

Product development

26 30 10 7 7 1 19 23 9

Marketing, sales, and account management

36 41 22 17 17 3 19 24 19

Customer and after-sales service

67 56 30 32 31 8 35 25 22

Support Processes

137 129 85 19 12 14 118 117 71

General management and firm infrastructure

95 83 61 11 9 12 84 74 49

Human resources management

29 30 18 6 2 2 23 28 16

Technology and process development

13 16 6 2 1 - 11 15 6

Business Function not provided (2)

6 5 1 6 5 1 - - -

(1) Data were reported by all states and the District of Columbia.
(2) The number of events for which respondents were unable or refused to provide a Business Function response. Layoff events where employer contact could not be made or where employers refused to participate in the employer interview are not included.
(p) = preliminary.
(r) = revised.

NOTE: Dash represents zero. Data may not add to total private nonfarm because of industry nonreporting.